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A YEAR TO REVIEW

KIDStory, OneMeal, Playgrounds
2020 A YEAR TO REVIEW2020 has been a year of unanticipated blessings and unexpected obstacles. Taking a moment to reflect gave us incredible joy as we reviewed how God moved in our ministry. Let’s take a moment to recap & celebrate all you helped to accomplish this year! OneMeal in 2020…

Taste and See

KIDStory
Field Update from Misha, who is reaching and discipling the Roma (Gypsy) children in Serbia. “It is with great joy that I inform you of the FANTASTIC KIDStory workshop in Leskovac/Serbia. To be honest, I preach a lot and have seminars and teaching but I was never as excited as…

Giving Tuesday IS NOW!

Today is #GivingTuesday! For 24 hours, a global movement is taking place, unleashing people’s power to transform communities around the world. However, you decide to participate this GivingTuesday; whether you UNLEASH a little or a lot of Generosity, you are part of the hope being unleashed this season! Happy GivingTuesday! Join the Global…

The Road that leads to the Cross!

Playground installations are happening domestically! Phil Falconer, from our Rockford warehouse, headed to Missouri for a very special playground build. Keep reading to hear about his stateside experience. “After months of no installation travel, this week finds me on a mission trip to Joplin, MO. While it’s a domestic build,…

URGENT HELP NEEDED FOR HURRICANE ETA RELIEF!

OneMeal, Relief
Hurricane Eta made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane – tearing through the port town of Puerto Cabezas, destroying much of the town and leaving thousands of families without a home. We have been partnering with an organization in this area, Verbo Christian Ministries led by Pastor Earl, over the…

The Gift of Inclusive Play

Playgrounds
Zakkary Johnson Foundation built a foundation around the dream of inclusive play so all children could have the opportunity to play. The Johnson family decided to partner with Kids Around the World to bless children in different countries around the world. At the beginning of 2020, everything was in place…

Their Smiles Will Tell You Everything

KIDStory
Field Update from Misha, who is reaching and discipling the Roma (Gypsy) children in Serbia. You will love what God is doing through him and the community he serves. The Roma people suffer a hard life of discrimination, poverty, and exclusion from society and opportunities. BUT the Lord continues to…

Kingdom of Light!

KIDStory
Engaging in God’s Word through the simplicity of telling Bible stories impacts God’s children of all ages.  Despite the restrictions on meeting together, the advancement of the Gospel amazingly continues through our partners in the Philippines.  Under the mentorship of Lala and Rene, Lisa is a 3rd generation KIDStory trainer…

Blessings Behind the Scenes

Two and a half years ago Bernard came to Kids Around the World as a volunteer through the recovery program at Rockford Rescue Mission. He worked with us in the warehouse as a summer intern through Workforce Connection while Tim Clauson, Senior Playground Manager, helped him find a full-time job. In…

Hustle For Hope

News, OneMeal, Volunteers
In lieu of gathering together for celebration dinners this fall, we are collectively uniting friends of Kids Around the World to HUSTLE FOR HOPE! Hustle for Hope is a virtual bike/walk/run event where supporters can join, virtually, to help create awareness and raise funds to provide nourishing meals for thousands of…

Calvary Chapels Build Playgrounds

News, Playgrounds
We are honored by the Calvary Chapel Magazine feature on the POWERFUL impact playgrounds provide to bring hope to war-torn and destitute areas of the world. What a pleasure to share this spotlight with some of our like-minded and like-hearted partners from the Calvary Chapel network! Read the full article…

PLAYGROUND REMOVAL #1000

Playgrounds
IN 2009 we made a transition from shipping and building new playgrounds to refurbishing donated playgrounds, giving the playground another chance to bring play to children once again. Playgrounds are donated from playground manufacturers, playground installers, Parks & Recreation Directors, and school districts when they are set to be removed…
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